Staff Nurse - Acute Medical Unit

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
King's Lynn
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023
We welcome applications from students qualifying soon. Good opportunities exist for further training and development. You will receive support/development through in service training, regular appraisals, and clinical supervision.

Are you willing to make a change to healthcare and patients that are in your care? Are you willing to go that extra mile for your patients and really make a difference?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then we want to hear from you!

This vacancy is for Registered Nurses with full NMC registration in the UK. If you are an internationally trained nurse that has not passed their OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) you will not be considered for this role and will be automatically rejected, so please do not apply.

However we do support Internationally Trained Nurses with their OSCE through the Norfolk and Waveney Recruitment Hub . Please note that we adhere to the NHS Code of Practice and cannot recruit from 'red list countries'

If you are a new registrant, we look forward to welcoming you onto the RCN accredited Preceptorship Academy at the QEH. This programme offers a supportive development transition into your new role as a registered member of the team. If you would like further information, please email the team

Main duties of the job

As a Registered Nurse you will work with all members of the Ward/Department clinical team and within the multi-disciplinary framework. You will maintain a high standard of patient care under thedirection of the Ward/Department Sister/Charge Nurse, taking the lead in clinical areas when competent, in the absence of a senior member of staff. At all times, you will work in accordance with the principles governed by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) and Trust Policies.This role requires you to practice and adopt the National 6 C's which are Care, Compassion, Communication, Commitment, Competence and Courage. The 6Cs of nursing stand for the professional values and behaviours and commitment to always deliver excellent care to our patients.

About us

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King's Lynn is located near some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK, along the north Norfolk coast, and not far from Sandringham House.

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist, acute, obstetrics and community-based healthcare services to around 331,000 people across west and north Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire.

We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers, approximately 530 beds, and a helipad for air ambulances. We work with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services, including as part of regional partnership and network models of care, such as the trauma network.

In February 2022 the significant progress that has been made at QEH was recognised by the Care Quality Commission who rated the Trust as 'Good' in all of the core services they inspected. They recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures).

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical duties included within this position consist of:
  • To be competent in managing emergency situations including directing other members of the team.
  • To be competent in clinical skills including enhanced practice relevant to the clinical area.
  • Safeguard the health and welfare of patients, visitors and staff in all circumstances, including management of situations of violence or aggression.
  • Liaise with the Patient and Liaison Service (PALS) on patient care issues.
  • Comply with the complaints procedure of the Trust in respect of own area.
  • Promptly report all incidents or accidents involving patients, visitors or staff and take appropriate action according to Trust Policy.
  • Ensure the safekeeping of patients property and valuables.
  • Contribute to the philosophy and continuous development of the clinical area.

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for further information about this role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with the UK NMC
  • Degree/Diploma in Nursing or equivalent


  • Teaching and Assessing qualification
  • Undertaken mentorship training



  • Relevant experience of looking after patients in a healthcare environment


  • Relevant Post-Registration clinical experience

Skills, Abilities and Knowledge


  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Confident and calm attitude with an ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to provide holistic nursing care
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisational & team building skills
  • Ability to use basic IT skills
  • Accurate documentation with attention to detail


  • Teaching, assessment and supervision of others
  • Clinical Governance experience
  • Risk Management experience
  • Knowledge of professional issues in nursing incorporating NMC and IPAC



  • Professional
  • Motivated & enthusiastic showing initiative
  • Effective team worker
  • Willing to work in all clinical areas

Employer details

Employer name

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFT


The Queen Elizabeth Hospital

Gayton Road

King's Lynn

PE30 4ET

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